Galileo Galilei - Quotes

There are 19 quotes by Galileo Galilei at 95quotes.com. Find your favorite quotations and top quotes by Galileo Galilei from this hand-picked collection . Feel free to share these quotes and sayings on Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr & Twitter or any of your favorite social networking sites.

We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.

We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.

If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.

If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.

The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go.

The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go.

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

It vexes me when they would constrain science by the authority of the Scriptures, and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment. ---->>>

And yet it moves. ---->>>

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.

By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox.

By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox.

Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so. ---->>>

Where the senses fail us, reason must step in. ---->>>

Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.

Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.

The Milky Way is nothing else but a mass of innumerable stars planted together in clusters. ---->>>

It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved. ---->>>

Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not. ---->>>

We must say that there are as many squares as there are numbers. ---->>>

I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the Scriptures, but with experiments, and demonstrations. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Italian
Born: February 15, 1564
Birthplace:
Die: January 8, 1642
Occupation: Scientist
Website:

Galileo Galilei (Italian: [ɡaliˈlɛːo ɡaliˈlɛi]; 15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642) was an Italian polymath: astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician. He played a major role in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. His contributions to observational astronomy include the telescopic confirmation of the phases of Venus, the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter (named the Galilean moons in his honour), and the observation and analysis of sunspots (wikipedia)